MAGPIE

I will never stop obsessing over Reformation! All of their designs are too die for, but I have to budget myself because the prices add up quickly. But instead of getting this dress for $198, I found it on eBay for less than $80! That’s my secret — I look for clothing I love on eBay and other discount sites. I rarely pay full price and that’s how I afford all of the clothing I own.

This Magpie dress is great because while it’s completely covered in the front, the entire back is open. It’s like business in the front and party in the back. Hehe!! It shows just the right amount of skin and I also absolutely love the floral pattern. (What a surprise right?)

I’m currently eyeing up a few other Reformation items on eBay, so you may be seeing those on the blog in the near future!

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Dress — Reformation

Shoes — Sam & Libby for Target

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES

Yesterday I spent the day in DC for VegFest. I had heard about this event before, but never actually looked into it. But when I was at my internship last week, I happened to see a tweet advertising the event for this Saturday so my boyfriend and I decided to go. I mean the event is free so why not check it out, right?

The first 1,000 visitors also got a free goodie bag. I’m not usually one to try and get in line early for free stuff, but I had a change of heart for VegFest. I really wanted some free swag! So we decided to leave at 8:45 to head to the metro. But as luck would have it, we had to wait for 17 minutes before the orange line train left. Then, once we got to L’Enfant Plaza we had to wait nearly 30 minutes for the green line. I was getting so impatient and pretty much losing any hope of getting my swag. When we got to the Navy Yard stop, some people began running to get in line. While I did really want some free stuff, I’m not a runner –whatsoever. With all that being said…I ended up with some swag!! Between my boyfriend and I, we got five free bags and loads of vegetarian snacks.

All in all, I really enjoyed the event. There were loads of stands with information on animal rights and protection and lots of good food. There was this one dessert stand that had so many good looking treats like cannolis and shortcake, but the line was über long. I waited for maybe 10 minutes and then decided it wasn’t worth it. I’m sure the desserts were amazing, but I was getting hot and sweaty standing in line! Hehe. These are the struggles of my life.

Anywho, this romper was my outfit for yesterday’s festivities. I wanted to wear something easy and light since it was supposed to be sunny and warm, but I still wanted to look cute. And as usual, I loved the floral print. (I never actually realized how many florals I wore until looking through my blog posts.)

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend and remember, even if you’re not a vegetarian/vegan — eat your vegetables!

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Romper — Urban Outfitters

Shoes — Sam & Libby for Target

LONGING

If I had $275 to spare, I would have bought the Stone Cold Fox Ziggy romper! It’s just so beautiful and simple and sexy! Ahhhh, I just love it! But as a college student I can’t justify spending that much on one item. But I can justify spending $50 on a look-a-like piece!! Luna B recently came out with their Date Night Romper! While it has some slight differences from the Stone Cold Fox version, it looks pretty darn close to the real thing.

The white stripes are thicker, the tie is higher and the material is different, but I don’t mind that when I’m saving $225! Also, since this romper ties higher on my chest, it makes me feel more comfortable than the Ziggy romper would have. It has a much deeper V cut which I think is cute, but I would have been constantly worrying about a nip slip.

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Luna B version on left and the Stone Cold Fox original on right.

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Romper — Luna B

Shoes — Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal (similar here and here)

NYFW SPRING 2015 READY-TO-WEAR

Fashion Week is in full swing and though we’re only four days in, I’ve already spotted some trends on the runway! Prints. Prints. And more prints! There are tons of floral skirts and gowns, not to mention quite a bit of pineapple and palm tree adorned ensembles — which I love! The Mara Hoffman collection was a favorite of mine. I love her boho designs and use of color and print!!

Pineapples and Palm Trees

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Looks from left to right: Mara Hoffman, Tomas Maier, Nicole Miller, Tomas Maier and Lyn Devon.

I also noticed a lot of deep V gowns with a bandeau top beneath. Hoffman, Monique Lhuillier, Tia Cibani, Sachin & Babi and Nicole Miller all showcased this trend. Finally, there were tons of matching two-piece sets.  Virtually all sets featured crop tops and some were paired with skirts while others were paired with trousers.

Deep V/Bandeau Combo

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Looks from left to right: Monique Lhuillier, Mara Hoffman, Sachin & Babi, Tia Cibani and Nicole Miller.

Matching Sets

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Looks from left to right: Nonoo, Mara Hoffman,Cult25 by Yigal Azrouël Nicole Miller and Zoe Jordan.

I spent a good hour and a half looking through nearly every collection that has been shown thus far and I have a lot of favorites! I apologize in advance for the length of this post; it’s going to be a long one! But I think you’ll enjoy it!

Zoe Jordan

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Ulla Johnson

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Tomas Maier

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Tia Cibani

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Sachin & Babi

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Rebecca Taylor

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Nonoo

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Nicole Miller

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Monique Lhuillier

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Mara Hoffman

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Joie

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Jill Stuart

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Gary Graham

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Cult25 by Yigal Azrouël

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Coach

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Christian Siriano

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Chadwick Bell

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Adam Lippes

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All photos courtesy of Style